Maggie Ward

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The Extinction of Language?

Language is how we communicate.<p>Language can be spoken, signed and sung.<p>Language can be pictures -- fashion or food.<p>DNA is a language of sorts.<p>So is computer code.<p>And while we think it's uniquely human, it may not really be so...<p>Thinkers such as Rousseau have argued that language originated from …

How sexual harassment training hurts women

It's been a decade since California employers were legally required to provide sexual harassment prevention training to their employees. Estimates suggest that hundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year to comply with this law.<p>Has it improved our work life? There are unfortunately no …

In defense of Mexican rodeo

On Sunday, thousands of <i>charros</i> (Mexican cowboys) and their fans will gather in the Mexican city of Queretaro for the final rounds of the 71st annual National Charro Competition. <i>Charrería</i> (Mexican rodeo), not soccer, is Mexico's national sport, and the competition is as popular as the Super Bowl or …

Too many tests? Obama's plan treats the symptoms, not the cause.

The backlash against education reform as practiced by the Obama administration has been fierce and persistent, and not just from teachers. Parents have mounted their own protests by opting their children out of the annual tests that the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to give. The …

What makes a good school?

California was way ahead of President Obama in asserting that it takes more to measure the quality of a school than merely looking at its standardized test scores. In fact, in March, the state suspended what is known as the Academic Performance Index, the measure by which schools are judged in the …

9 Ways to Make Money On Instagram

Instagram started out as an image-sharing app with only a tiny workforce.<p>It found a sweet spot in modern society that combined vanity, social …

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How to find your passion

Too many of us believe in a magical being called ‘passion’. “If only I could find my passion”, we cry. “Finding my passion would make me happy”.Well, …

What I’ve Learned About Learning

‘We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.’ <b>~Lloyd Alexander</b><p>I am a teacher …

Why Nice People Make Better Lovers

Good teeth. A sense of humor. Physically attractive. Can be trusted. Dresses well. Easy to talk to.<p>These are some of the common features men and women say they look for in a partner.<p>But new research is suggesting another overlooked quality may be a key to lasting relationships: humility.<p>Image …

Teach youngsters music and they will soar

Sadly, a good musical education is often denied to those children who need it most<p>Anyone who watched the Channel 4 documentary Don’t Stop the Music last week (the second instalment screens tonight) could be forgiven for thinking our music education system had fallen apart. We were presented with a …

Who’s to Blame for The Bachelorette’s Slut-Shaming?

 You can change notification settings in the options page<p>Republicans CLAIM they’re upping their digital game yet they have yet to make a …

Why the Funniest People Are Sometimes the Saddest

I always feel a more intense sense of loss when a fellow alcoholic or addict commits suicide. Possibly because I have thought about it obsessively …

Ben Stein: In '60s, sex was like saying 'hi'

Ben Stein and Alex, seen in 1969, were married in 1968 when Ben was 23 and Alex was 21. They're still married.<p><i>Editor's note: Ben Stein is an economist, author, movie and TV personality and speaker. He is the winner of the 2009 Malcolm Forbes Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism. Stein was</i> …

Is the era of the virgin over?

It’s been six years since Miley Cyrus showed off her purity ring alongside her virginity-touting teen pals. It’s been 18 years since the US government made its first major (and ill-advised) investment in abstinence-only education. But in the year 2014, with the Disney-approved virginity pledges and …

The War on Drugs Is What Makes Thugs

Why do blacks vent when a white cop shoots a kid but say little about daily black-on-black murder? Black outrage is selective—but rational.<p>On …